October 27, 2011
Curt Yeomans covers government for the Clayton News Daily. He can be reached at via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Most people probably don’t realize this, but one of the most convenient places to get tips for international travel is the U.S. State Department’s website.
It will be hard for any Italian restaurant in America to top what has to be my favorite restaurant in Italy.
There is something about a name that tells you a lot about a place.
I might be in the minority on this issue, but I think Windsor, England, is far more interesting than the castle which shares its name and spawned a sort of nom de plume for Britain’s royal family.
You know, for a world heritage site, Stonehenge is not all the brochures make it out to be.
I’m a little miffed at Mother Nature right now as a result of all of this. I had a chance to see two of the top American tennis players play but I was denied the opportunity because of a long afternoon of rain.
I will board an airplane Tuesday and fly off to London for a week of Olympic fun in Britain’s capital city. I have my passport, plane, hotel and Stonehenge tour reservations and my Olympics tickets.
I never expected a visit to London during the Olympics to be cheap, but the running tally so far is a staggering testament to how much it truly costs to be a part of that big of a celebration.
Nothing chaps my hide more than the traveler who won’t share travel advice about a locale with other travelers. What is the purpose of traveling in the first place if you are not going to share your experience with others?
When was the last time you saw commercials where people pile into a car and go on an impromptu road trip for “NEW YORK!”? Oh yeah, they don’t, because they’re too busy going to “VEGAS!”
I’m going to miss “HAL” now that the airport is finally opening its new Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal.
Leave it to Facebook to make me feel deflated and somewhat inferior about the extent of my travels.
“Travel + Leisure” magazine's recent list of the top 20 new landmarks in the world is largely a lovefest for modern architecture.
Beverly, a faithful reader from McDonough, was the only reader to respond to my call for natural wonders everyone should see, and she brought up a good point — there are plenty of natural wonders here, in Georgia’s state parks, for people to see.
Did I ever tell you about the time when a completely sloshed woman in New Orleans made me feel embarrassed about being a white person?
People who go to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will soon be able to use a free card to get travel deals at hotels, casinos, souvenir shops, and restaurants. I think this rewards card idea is genius, because it is totally different, and ties into the mindset of people looking for any deal they can find during tough economic times.
There is no way to create a perfect list that ranks the top natural wonders in the U.S., because there are so many sites, and each person has his or her favorites. But with some input from you guys who read this column, we can try. I'll get us started.
I've been hesitant about taking cruises because they're expensive, but the recent partial sinking of the Costa Concordia off Italy's coast has added another wall that I would have to overcome.
Only William Shatner could turn the end of a sales pitch character’s advertising life into an over-the-top affair.
Some people think I’m crazy for throwing down $98 for another Olympics ticket, but I don’t care. It’s the Olympics — in London!
There are a lot of big anniversaries in 2012, and there are some very unique ways to use travel to celebrate each of them. Here are my suggestions for how to do just that.
There's a source to find out tons of little travel secrets, and it would make a great gift for the traveler in your family. It’s this little, 104-page book, called “Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Travel Tips.”
One of the biggest fears I had before I went on a European trip in 2009 was how I could protect myself from being the victim of a pickpocket.
It appears that 2012 may not be one of the airline industry’s better years, according to an Associated Press report that came out this week.
If you are looking for a great time to buy tickets for a vacation, you probably won’t see a time that is much of an improvement over right now.
There is an old saying that “[expletive] Happens,” and it can be a real pain when that saying becomes reality.
I was thinking of what to write this week, and I started to think about the mascots for London’s 2012 Olympic games. They are really weird, really off-the-wall.
Travelers are not being kind to Atlanta. “Travel + Leisure” magazine recently released the results of its 2011 America’s Favorite Cities reader survey. The results for Atlanta? Not so good.
I have an arch enemy, a nemesis, if you will, that is the bane of my traveling existence. It is the stretch of Interstate 20, in eastern Alabama, that lies between Birmingham and the Alabama-Georgia state line, or as I like to call it, The Highway of Never-ending Roadwork.